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Brush Up Your Shakespeare
Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Fri, Jul 23


Greenlight Acting Studios

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

An introduction to interpreting and perfoming Shakespearean text in an emotionally truthful way! (Ages 15+)

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Time & Location

Jul 23, 2021, 6:30 PM – Jul 25, 2021, 4:30 PM

Greenlight Acting Studios, 2950 Cherokee Street Northwest, Kennesaw, GA, USA

About the Event

If you can do Shakespeare, you can do ANYTHING!

Learning to perform the material written by William Shakespeare, is the foundational training used by actors like Benedict Cumberbatch, Denzel Washington, Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Brian Cranston and dozens more of the most celebrated actors of the past and present!

This workshop, brought to you by a Director of Training at the Atlanta Shakespeare Company, will introduce to you the ultimate approach to understanding and performing Shakespeare! 

Using a monologue selected by YOU, your coach will help you make personal and emotional discoveries inside the text to bring out the most human interpretation. Then, using Shakespeare's original folio work, you will learn how the AUTHOR intended the piece to be felt and executed. This approach will help you gain knowledge that can be applied to all monologue and scene work across all decades, genres, etc.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to train with one of the Southeast's finest classical technique coaches.


Friday 6:30-9:30pm - Actors bring in Monologues, begin working the text with emotional context and coaching

Saturday 1:30-4:30pm - Actors study original folio versions of their material to discover Shakespeare's intent

Sunday 1:30-4:30pm - Actors combine personal, emotional interpretation with author's intent to create fully layered performances. Intro to Scene Work.

About Your Coach:

Andrew Houchins spent two years working with Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences in Durham, NC, where he acted as tour manager and performer. He moved to Atlanta and became a member of the 2005-2006 Apprentice Company with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company.

Andrew’s acting roles with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company include Macbeth in Macbeth, Iago in Othello, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, and Orsino in Twelfth Night. Andrew’s ASC directing credits include The Comedy of Errors, Our Town, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Double Falsehood, and Edward III. As an Atlanta Shakespeare Company Education Artist, he acts as a text coach/teacher for the Apprentice Program, runs the Shakespeare Intensive for Teens, and has conducted or participated in numerous playshops throughout the state of Georgia.

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